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Sample sentences for the GRE study word predicament

predicament can be used as a noun

1.His predicament was something like that of the chief character of Frank R. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
2.I had made my mind up in a moment, and by way of answer told him the whole story of our voyage and the predicament in which we found ourselves. - from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
3.The good souls got out of their predicament by saying, "After all, he is some sort of an adventurer.. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
4.As soon as I sufficiently recovered my senses to comprehend the terrific predicament in which I stood, or rather hung, I exerted all the power of my lungs to make that predicament known to the aeronaut overhead. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
5.Miss Bates stood in the very worst predicament in the world for having much of the public favour and she had no intellectual superiority to make atonement to herself, or frighten those who might hate her into outward respect. - from Emma by Jane Austen
6.The possession of these two highly developed but opposite kinds of systems places their owner constantly in the predicament of deciding between the big meal he wants and the small one he knows he should have for good brain work. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
7.The distance from the gate to the grange is two miles I believe I managed to make it four, what with losing myself among the trees, and sinking up to the neck in snow a predicament which only those who have experienced it can appreciate. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
8.The Arc du Carrousel, all laden with badly borne victories, thrown out of its element among these novelties, a little ashamed, it may be, of Marengo and Arcola, extricated itself from its predicament with the statue of the Duc d'Angouleme. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
9.For, granting that there may be an unjust man who is able to commit injustice either by fraud or force, still this does not convince me of the superior advantage of injustice, and there may be others who are in the same predicament with myself. - from The Republic by Plato

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